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Induction Information

Once you have accepted your place at Cleves we are able to start our in depth Induction Programme. This is designed to take the worries and concerns out of the move to "Big School" for both parent and child.

This year our new Year 6 mentors have put this short film together which we hope that you and your child will find useful.


You will receive a letter from us detailing the programme with lots of important dates for your diary. 

Our SEND team will be meeting with the Infant Schools to discuss any children with additional needs.

We host group welcome meetings after school with members of our Leadership Team for an informal discussion and a chance to tour the school again with our Mentors who are eager and delighted to "show off" their school.  Parents are invited to complete a Parental Information Sheet to bring to the meeting to discuss any concerns or aspirations they may have for their child.

Your child will be asked by their Infant teacher to list a group of friends they would like to transfer to Cleves with. if you would like input to this please contact your Infant School. This information, along with teacher input, is given to Cleves and is used alongside academic information, and the teachers' professional judgment to make up classes. You will then receive a letter advising you who your child's class teacher will be with details of the Induction Day..


Cleves teachers meet their new pupils at their Infant Schools. If your child is absent on this date we can rearrange a visit to Cleves for you.  Separate after-school appointments are made for pupils in the private sector. 


Induction Day!  Children will come and spend one day at Cleves at the beginning of July. They should wear their existing school uniform and bring a packed lunch (no nuts please)

Arrival time is 0930 - children will be met in front of Reception and shown to their classrooms. 
Collection time is 1430 - please follow the signs to the Year 3 Quiet Area where you will meet your child. 

Uniform will be available to order on this day, and our suppliers will be on hand until 10.00am to help and advise you. Alternatively you can place your order online - click on the Uniform Shop link on the front page of the website or click here. Orders placed before a cut-off date in mid-July (to be advised) will be delivered free of charge to school on the first INSET day in September and will be available for you to collect from 0800-1800 in the Atrium.  You can order uniform at any time to be delivered to your home - postage and packing charges will be applied.  For a full list of uniform click here

Class Information Afternoons are planned for each class during the last full week of the summer term. These are informal sessions with a chance to meet with your classteacher, fellow parents and Mrs Jacoby, our Welfare Officer. Your children will be supervised by Mentors on the playground.

Disco - your child will be invited to attend with the existing Year 3 children. These events are run by the PTA in the Dining Hall and you will find an invitation in your Welcome Pack.


A Welcome Service takes place one afternoon in mid-September to welcome all new families (parents and children) to the Cleves community.  This is held at St Mary Oatlands (opposite the school) .

We hope that this is useful to get you started.  There is a huge amount of information to be found elsewhere on the website - if you need any further help please email